29er Reviews and News


Rocky Mountain Slayer – First Look


Rocky Mountain is launching a new and improved version of its hard-hitting enduro bike. The 2020 Slayer features progressive geometry, a boost in front and rear suspension travel and adjustable geometry. Best of all, Rocky Mountain gives riders the ability to choose their preferred wheel size and frame material. 2020 Rocky Mountain Slayer First Ride Review […]

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Maxxis rolls out the Dissector


Maxxis is rolling out a new tread pattern intended to meet the needs of aggressive riders seeking speed and control on dry and loose terrain. Maxxis Dissector Highlights  Available in 27.5×2.40 and 29×2.40 sizes Wide Trail casing optimized for 30-35mm internal rim widths Weight range: 800-1,206g (claimed) Pricing is $75 for the EXO casing and […]

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Giant Reign 29 Advanced First Ride Review


It was only a matter of time until Giant was going to bump up its last remaining 27.5-inch trail bike to 29-inch wheels, and after a couple of days riding the new Reign Advanced Pro 29 in Revelstoke, British Columbia, it’s safe to say that the larger wheels fit nicely on the enduro-flavored offering. Giant […]

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Salsa releases 2020 Fat Bike line up


Salsa Cycles just rolled out its 2020 fat bike line. Standouts include super neon and powder-coated frames matching new gear coming out this season. There’s no update to the geometry, but the fact that these bikes are ready to roll bodes well for anyone caught off-guard by early winter. There are some pretty rad designs in […]

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Review Teravail Ehline tire


The Ehline is a deeply knobbed tire that rolls great on hardpacked trails. A very versatile tread, which sharp lugs and progressive design bites on a variety of trail and gravel conditions. Available in both a light/supple or sturdy/durable that both have their place on the trails. Teravail is expanding their tire line – and […]

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2020 Trek Top Fuel revealed – rocket fast


The Top Fuel design changes are in response to changing OXC course features and the upcoming Olympics – preparing its athletes for the demands of battling the fastest mountain bikers on earth.

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SRAM announces X01 DH and GX DH drivetrains plus more.


SRAM unveiled new XO DH and GX DH specific groupsets where cranksets get X-SYNC 2 chainrings and the derailleurs get the latest Type-3 roller bearing clutch for better chain retention.

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Pivot Mach 4 SL revealed


With modern geometry, Pivot suspension quality and a frame starting at 4.05 lbs, the new Pivot Mach 4 SL is ready to take on the world.

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Ibis Cycles Launches New Carbon S-Wheels & Rims


Working together, Stan’s and Ibis were able to adopt the patented drop-channel geometry to an asymmetric rim. Light, strong and supple is what they tout to have achieved with this wheelset.

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Zerode Taniwha Mulét mixed wheel size bike unveiled


The new Zerode Taniwha Mulét capitalizes on the versatility of the Taniwha platform to deliver a ride that combines the best elements of 29 and 27.5” wheels, and it is available in both 140 and 160mm travel versions.

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Ibis Ripley Version 4.0 Unveiled


The new Ibis Ripley has a one degree slacker headtube angle (now 66.5 degrees), a three degree steeper seat tube angle (now 76), and a reach that’s been extended by ~45mm across all sizes (475mm on a size large).

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Garmin Announces Edge 830 and Edge 530 headunits


This week Garmin announced the Edge 530 and Edge 830 – its latest performance GPS cycling computers that combine new insights, safety features, and advanced mapping capabilities into a slim design.

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Yeti SB130 LR (actually 136) ready to rally


At last weekend’s Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California, the Yeti SB130 LR was unveiled, mimicking staff builds, and perhaps offering what many Yeti fans had wanted in the first place.

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Pivot Phoenix 29 DH bike teased at Sea Otter


Gravity specific big wheeler coming, but specifics remain a mystery for now.

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OneUp launches Carbon Bars, EDC ready Stem, and Lock-On Grips


A unique oval 35mm clamp bar design, tool stashing stem and enough colors for every bike.

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Support Trails & Win a Caletti with Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz


One lucky supporter will get a custom steel Caletti Cycles frame in the Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz’s “Support Trails & Win a Caletti” campaign.

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WTB Verdict and Verdict Wet Tires for the rowdiest conditions


This is what we want from WTB and they look like they are delivering in spades! They come flying out of the gate at Sea Otter, unveiling two new tires explicitly designed for the gnarliest conditions.

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Forbidden Bike Druid 130mm travel high pivot bike


Headquartered in Cumberland, British Columbia, in the shadows of the infamous Forbidden Plateau, Forbidden Bike Company is a small, rider-focused brand. Here’s the story of their new — and intriguing — bike.

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RockShox Signature Series SID, BoXXer and key updates


Rock Shox unveils its Signature series – updating the most popular models in the front suspension line up with a new damper system, oils, and seals.

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Santa Cruz Megatower unleashed


The new Santa Cruz Megatower is a 29-inch wheeled brawler that’s ready for the Enduro World Series — or whatever gnar you want to throw at it.

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2019 YT JEFFSY launched


YT Industries has launched the all-new YT JEFFSY, a bike the German direct-to-consumer seller calls its most versatile and aggressive trail bike to date.

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Revel Bikes launches at Sedona Mountain Bike Festival


The brainchild of Adam Miller (founder of Borealis and then Why Cycles), Revel rolled out two carbon fiber trail bikes in Arizona last weekend.

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Diamondback Release 29 debuts


Diamondback continues to offer a compelling price-for-performance proposition, unveiling its newest mountain bike, the Release 29.

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Salsa launches revamped Spearfish, Horsethief, and Rustler


Salsa is pushing hard to make a name in the traditional mountain bike space, launching a trifecta of revamped trail chargers, the 29er Spearfish and Horsethief, and 27.5 Rustler.

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Niner RIP 9 RDO V3 Short Term Review


Features of the Colorado bike maker’s new steed include 140mm of CVA suspension with 150mm up front, availability in dedicated 29er and 27.5er versions, and the honor of being longer, lower, and slacker than any Niner ever made.

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